Plaque: Trinity Green Almshouses
Erection date: 1695
This almes-house wherein 28 decay'd master & commanders of ships or ye widows of such are maintain'd was built by ye Corp. of Trinity-House ano. 1695.
The ground was given by Capt. Heny. Mudd of Rattcliff an Elder Brother whose widow did also contribute.
Site: Trinity Green Almshouses (1 memorial)
E1, Mile End Road
These alsmshouses are often called Trinity Almshouses which confuses them with the Deptford Trinity Alsmhouses. We have photographed the right end of the U-shaped almshouses. The left end is near identical, together with a similar cartouched plaque (somewhat damaged) with identical wording. And is also joyfully adorned with these utterly surprising ships. Surprising but perfectly appropriate. Ornamental Passions' post features these ships, fibreglass copies from the 1950s - the originals, carved marble, are in the Museum of London.